I’m really into books lately: cooking books, fashion related, or novels. I find it enjoyable to read, confortably sitted in your coach while it’s cold and snowy outside.
I’ll share with you what I have read and received lately, I hope you’ll enjoy. (It can also be great christmas gift ideas!)
Une vie de Pintade à Bruxelles
I have LOVED this book, that basically relates the life stories of girls living in Brussels. Where they shop, eat, dance, drink, meet guys, hang out with friends, put their kids to school, buy their houses, take care of themselves,… It’s written by Elisabeth Claus, a journalist at ELLE Belgique. She has a great point of view, as a french living in Brussels, and loving every single part of what this city has to offer. Her writing is great, and her sense of humour makes this book really awesome.
To enjoy this book I think you must love Brussels, or really looking into discovering more about your city (which I did, so many great little stories)
After each chapter (food, shopping or party related (and much more topics of course) there is a few pages with the city’s best adresses. Awesome, indeed!
New York, les Recettes Cultes
I absolutely LOVE this book! I got it a few weeks back, for my birthday, and I’m obsessed with it. Most of you know that I lived in the USA, and since then, I have missed US food more than EVER! I have lived on the East Coast (Hamden CT, and Washington DC), so I can definitly relate to NY recipes.
I haven’t had the time to try any of its recipe yet, but I’m definitly planing on doing so during the holiday vacations! Number 1 on the list?The pancackes of course! (little dedication to my favourite hostmom on the planet, Maureen! I miss you guys) And number two my garden omelette and hash browns! yum yum
As you can see, the pictures are SO GREAT, and they make you hungry as soon as you open the book!
Mon Cours de Cuisine: les Basiques d’Asie
As you probably figured out, I LOVE asian food! And this book is soo perfect when it comes to learn how to make a recipe. It tells you how to do it, from scratch to finish, how to proceed with every step in pictures.
I find it very easy to use, and it’s a very different way to make a cooking book. It’s very clear, and sometimes, very usefull.
Les Plus Grands Créateurs de Mode
I love how this book gives the entire story of a designer, who inspired him, and how was inspired by him. You’ll find in it the biggest designers that made fashion. It’s presented as a timeline.
You learn a lot about the designers. I was just a little disappointed not to find DVF (that I love so much!)
So this was my selection, but I also wanted to share with you the selection that Axelle, from Styleplayground, made, which I found pretty interesting.
It’s part of her Christmas countdown videos, which are, for most of them very fun to watch (since I’ve been sick for two days, I’ve tried to get busy as much as I can haha)
And, as for my book wishlist, I had two books. Sadly, for whatever reason, I just can’t remember one of them (even though I had it in mind for SO long, and I just forgot all at once, and can’t seem to remember it. SO anoying!) The second one is Fifthy shades of grey.
How about you, any great book to recommend? I’ll need ideas, I’m leaving for Thailand in a few weeks!